About Julie

“You are not a drop in the ocean but the entire ocean in one drop.”
Rumi

julie out running

I am Julie, runner, yoga teacher, CHEK Practitioner

I am passionate about helping people crush their limitations and achieve what today feels like a pipe dream, something that only other people can do.  By building great health as well as fitness you will see that anything is possible.

julie in field of corn during Bath ultra 2019

Fit but unhealthy

I was injured again… and out of action.  It wasn’t long since I had recovered from the last injury that had lasted 9 months.  I was devastated.  But I knew there had to be another way….

I was fit, running decent distances and times, pushing myself at regular boot-camps, teaching yoga. But a string of injuries left me really down.  Piriformis syndrome, sciatica, tight uncomfortable muscles escalated into a strained glute (sounds funny – really not!) lumbar disc issues, nerve damage in the hip, followed sometime after by a trapped nerve in the neck and shoulder impingement.  Not to mention a number of lifestyle conditions that I had started to just accept as normal for me.  An unhappy digestive system, poor sleep, an aching body and regular crushing fatigue.

Light bulb moments!

I researched and started working with a CHEK Health Coach. I have  worked with other PT’s and the workouts have not felt in harmony with the rest of my life.  Often they have left me more tired with no energy to do the things I needed to.

This was different. It was a major light bulb moment, joining the dots between yoga and gym work to provide a holistic approach to health and fitness.  I had to re-train my body to move differently, learn how my every day lifestyle was creating unnecessary wear and tear in my body.  Overtime we healed my injuries, massively improved my health and changed my approach to my fitness.

Power of ChiRunning!

Finding ChiRunning was another piece in the puzzle and now I have a consistent and harmonious approach across the different activities I enjoy.  Seeing how my body changed overtime made me see that I was capable of so much more than I thought possible.

Yoga changed my life

Since I started yoga in my late 20’s I have been fascinated with how movement and health can change lives.  It started by resolving a daily lower back ache through movement.  Learning to release my body was one thing but when I realised the power it had to change my mind I was hooked. I suffered from PTSD, anxiety, low mood and poor self-esteem, stemming from my fair share of life challenges and trauma.  At yoga I experienced true relaxation – for the first time in many years, and learnt how to better manage stress. I learnt I could choose how I reacted to life.  It wasn’t easy – I had to work at it – same an anything. But it has enabled me to breakdown mental limitations and achieve things I never thought I would.

julie in wheel pose

Your transformation…. Your Parinama

I am passionate about helping you overcome your challenges, to transform health and fitness.  I have been there –  struggled with mental health and physical health. The systems and tools I now use with clients, have helped me heal myself mentally and physically.  Improving my health has transformed my fitness and with it my idea of what is possible.  Without following this system I would never of thought I could run 64 miles!

I want to empower people, to provide the knowledge and skills so they can learn from their own body.  So they can throw out their current goals and DREAM BIG!  Achieve what seems impossible.

Julie –  Qualifications and training

I have invested a lot of time and money to complete industry leading programs and will continue to do so in order to constantly evolve the service I provide to my clients.

Yoga Qualifications & training

  • BWY Foundation in yoga & Foundation 2
  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Yoga teacher training
  • Yoga for Sport
  • Yoga for Stress and Burnout

 CHEK Health Coach – Qualifications

  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
  •  Integrated Movement science Level 1 (Holistic corrective Exercise & Performance coaching)
  • Scientific back and core training
  • Integrated Movement Science Level 2 (Neuro-development Movement Analysis)
  • Equal but not the same – Training females
julie on striding edge in the lake district